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COLUMN: Not letting depression stop me

Do you ever have days where you want to just stay in bed, under the warm blankets and not get up? I don’t mean those days you want to be lazy or are still...
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LETTER: Seniors take offence to generalizations in previous letter

To the Editor: REBUTTAL TO LETTER IN LAST MONTH’S ISSUE OF THE LAKER: Letter to the Editor by Alan Joyce and the Fall River Seniors Housing Group. I am a member of The Friendly Group of...
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COLUMN: Suffering through the perils of mental illnesses

Since I have informed people that I have been diagnosed with and am struggling with depression, the reaction has been much different than I expected. I had expected a different reaction, one that contained the...
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LETTER: Seniors looking toward final approval of Carr Farm project

To the Editor: In response to the comments written by Alan Joyce on behalf of the “Fall River Seniors Housing Group” regarding the development of the Baker/Carr Farm property. It disappoints and saddens me to think,...
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OPINION: Depression needs to be talked about more

I have depression. It is one word, but so hard to say it without the fear of being stigmatized. I finally broke free of keeping what I was feeling inside after my colleagues recognized something...
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COLUMN: Talking out my depression, anxiety

Talking. That’s the key thing for a person with depression. Unfortunately, for many they don’t talk and that allows the dark demons to build up and take over. And...
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Rollercoasters aren’t always fun

I’ve never been a fan of rollercoasters—and I can see why after recent ups and downs as I deal with depression. Just like the real rollercoaster, the ones I have had happen lately have you...
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OPINION: Slimy politics rears its head

It seems like the anti-Justin Trudeau crowd (namely federal Conservative supporters) are trying to make something out of nothing over allegations in a newspaper editorial from 18 years ago that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...
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OPINION: Child poverty needs to be addressed

It would seem that some don’t think child poverty is a problem in Fall River because it is a wealthy community. At least that’s the vibe I get from the coffee shops, talking to...
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Local doctor reacts to Laker article

To the Editor: This is in response to the article which was published in the August 2016 issue of the Laker titled “New doctor coming to Beaver Bank” and is intended to clarify the information...